- not turn a hair
- (not) turn a hair
to not show any emotion when you are told something bad or when something bad happens.
I was expecting her to be furious but she didn't turn a hair.
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not turn a hair — 1. (of a horse) to show no sweat 2. Not to be ruffled or disturbed • • • Main Entry: ↑hair not turn a hair To be quite undisturbed or unaffected • • • Main Entry: ↑turn * * * not turn a hair phrase … Useful english dictionary
not turn a hair — ► not turn a hair remain apparently unmoved. Main Entry: ↑hair … English terms dictionary
(not) turn a hair — If someone does not turn a hair, they show no emotion in circumstances where a reaction is expected. When the police came to arrest him, he didn t turn a hair … English Idioms & idiomatic expressions
not turn a hair — remain apparently unmoved. → hair … English new terms dictionary
not turn a hair — to not seem at all surprised or shocked … English dictionary
turn a hair — (not) turn a hair to not show any emotion when you are told something bad or when something bad happens. I was expecting her to be furious but she didn t turn a hair … New idioms dictionary
turn a hair — phrasal to give a sign of distress or disturbance < did not turn a hair when told of the savage murder Times Literary Supplement > … New Collegiate Dictionary
not to turn a hair — • not to turn a hair • not to bat an eyelash (from Idioms in Speech) to show no sings of any feeling, worry or anxiety Ah! he said. What do you think of her? Fascinating! I ll tell her that, she won t turn a hair. The earth s most matter of fact… … Idioms and examples
hair — W1S1 [heə US her] n [: Old English; Origin: hAr] 1.) [U] the mass of things like fine threads that grows on your head ▪ She put on her lipstick and brushed her hair . ▪ I must get my hair cut it s getting very long. ▪ You ve had your hair done… … Dictionary of contemporary English
hair — ► NOUN 1) any of the fine thread like strands growing from the skin of mammals and other animals, or from the epidermis of a plant. 2) strands of hair collectively, especially on a person s head. 3) a very small quantity or extent. ● hair of the… … English terms dictionary